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To conserve fish populations and maintain healthy fisheries, it is essential to understand how fish populations are changing over time and any potential threats. We currently lack information on permit in Florida, making the future of this incredible fishery uncertain. If you fish or guide for permit in Florida, please complete our survey on permit […]

Stu Apte and the late Billy Pate have been named inaugural inductees in the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Circle of Honor, which recognizes legendary anglers, fishing guides and conservation leaders who have made significant contributions to the conservation of the bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries. A Navy fighter pilot during the Korean conflict, Apte went […]

The 14th Annual Trippe’s Tarpon Tournament (The 3T), held April 24-26, was once again a success, raising $7,000 in support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project, which has tagged more than 100 fish to date. Over the years, the tournament has become increasingly focused on conservation and sustainability. Its unique scoring system rewards […]

BTT research conducted in the Bahamas during the recent bonefish spawning season revealed important new information about bonefish reproduction. Click here to read the research report published by the Fisheries Research Foundation.

SUBJECT: License Renewal Application of Turkey Point Nuclear Plant  DATE: April 28, 2019  Bonefish & Tarpon Trust writes to provide comment on the License Renewal Application of Turkey Point Nuclear Plant by FPL. Due to the ongoing environmental impacts caused by the Cooling Canals System, including the degradation of habitats important to our valuable recreational […]

A bill being considered by legislators in Puerto Rico would drastically tilt the scales against all recreational fishing, but especially flats fishing, in favor of commercial harvest within the region. BTT joins with its partner in Puerto Rico—the non-profit organization Fishing, Beaches and Environment (Pesca, Playa y Ambiente)—in opposing the proposed legislation. You can learn […]

An exciting partnership which will bring a new permanent exhibit to Keys History & Discovery Center is being undertaken between Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, a fellow not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. The exhibit is expected to be complete by December 2019. It will be housed in the Keys History […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is excited to announce its annual, members-only Trip of a Lifetime drawing. One lucky winner and his/her guest will enjoy 4 nights at Grand Bahamas’ East End Lodge and 3 days of guided fly fishing with East End’s team of veteran guides. Eligibility: You are eligible to win if… You have joined BTT […]

BTT scientists JoEllen Wilson and Dr. Aaron Adams recently published a manuscript in the academic journal Environmental Biology of Fishes that focuses on BTT’s Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Mapping Project and juvenile tarpon monitoring at the Wildflower Preserve. The paper was also featured by the American Fisheries Society. Click here to read a summary of one […]

When we think about promoting a healthy bonefish fishery we often turn our attention to protecting large schools of adult fish patrolling the flats. Often forgotten are the more vulnerable juvenile fish, those less than three inches long, that must survive a constant barrage from predators and a chaotic, rapidly changing environment. Nowhere are the challenges faced […]